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Martin's character, Melody, discovers the depths of racial inequality in the United States after learning about the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing.

Oct, 04, 2016

Beloved black-ish star, Marsai Martin makes her debut in her new project for Amazon as Melody in An American Girl Story, the first of Amazon’s four-planned American Girl specials.

Based in Detroit, the story of Melody is set against the backdrop of the civil right’s movement. Melody discovers the depths of racial inequality in the United States after learning about the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing.

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The themes presented in this special are sadly concurrent with what our country is witnessing today. 

An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win will stream October 21 on Amazon Prime. Watch the first-look at Melody's story in the new trailer below.